31 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

31 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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31 days in Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  22​h
1
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Punta Arenas
— 11 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Coyhaique
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Chile Chico
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Puerto Rio Tranquilo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

6
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Torres del Paine National Park. Spend the 6th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon, look for gifts at Krea Noe, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) itinerary builder app .

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) at 42°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico

11
nights
Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Spend the 10th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. see Oficinas de Turismo Punta Arenas. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Parque Del Estrecho De Magallanes, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, and learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas route planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Punta Arenas can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes ©
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. Spend the 21st (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Coyhaique National Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza de Armas, contemplate the waterfront views at Ruta Seis Lagunas Coyhaique, explore the striking landscape of Rio Simpson Nacional Reserve, and take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra del Indio.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coyhaique trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Coyhaique sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Chile Chico.

Things to do in Coyhaique

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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Fundo Panguilemu ©
Fundo Panguilemu

2
nights
Chile Chico

Chile Chico ©
Perched on the gusty shores of a lake separating Chile from Argentina, the small town of Chile Chico makes a great base to explore the surrounding nature.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Laguna Verde, then get great views at Plaza del Viento Cerro Las banderas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lago Jeinimeni National Reserve, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Plaza del Viento. On your second day here, trek along Circuito Piedra Clavada and then explore the activities along Jeinimeni Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chile Chico holiday planner .

Getting from Coyhaique to Chile Chico by car takes about 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Chile Chico can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Chile Chico

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Laguna Verde ©
Laguna Verde

3
nights
Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Puerto Rio Tranquilo ©
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
On the 28th (Wed), get outside with Glaciar Exploradores and then explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Cathedrals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Rio Tranquilo travel app .

Traveling by car from Chile Chico to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Rio Tranquilo can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Marble Cathedrals ©
Marble Cathedrals
Colores del Lago ©
Colores del Lago

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